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gjdip (630 D)
20 Mar 17 UTC
Replacement needed F01
Russia NMR in S01. Replacement much appreciated. http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194119.
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Fluminator (289 D)
20 Mar 17 UTC
Climate Change Denial
So recently I've been considering becoming a climate change denier. What are people's thoughts on this? What would be some pros and cons to becoming one?
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Crazy Anglican (201 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
"Everyone show up for this school" EoG's
If you want to post here.
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Tastyjc7 (100 D X)
20 Mar 17 UTC
Join full web dip
I want people to join the game because it's no messaging and it's anonymous so it's just pure 1v1 with everyone! Let's see who is the best!
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Chanakya. (598 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
Why are people not playing LIVE games nowadays?
I am back after a long time. 4 years to be precise. But when I left, there used to be a lot of LIVE games all the times. Now, whenever I peek the website out of curiosity, I never find a LIVE game. I tried making rooms, but no one ever joined!

What happened here? :p
Care to brief me a bit?
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CptMike (2087 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
Does a tap on our unit cancel their support ?
Let's assume I have 2 units ( A and B ) and I give these orders :
A supports [ Anything to Anywhere ]
B moves to A
Is the support of A cancelled or not ?
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bo_sox48 (4239 D Mod (G))
18 Mar 17 UTC
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RIP Chuck Berry
Of all the people that have influenced music in the last 60 years, from the Beatles to Muddy Waters to whoever you like, Chuck Berry will probably be the one they still talk about hundreds of years down the road. A real legend in music.
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spacecadet (353 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
is playing with noobs harder?
yo, i got a question.
am i the only one finding it extremely hard and frustrating playing with new players?
i am not the most experienced player in the world, but ive had my share of games and reading on the game.
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
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Proposed Budget
How ridiculous is this thing???

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-idUSKBN16M1DO
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JamesYanik (329 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
i have friends from china, some of whom are students, some of whom are now legally Americans.

all of my student friends believe their country isn't too different from China, though they're surprised the more they learn

all of my now American friends thank god they live in this country, and are appalled at what china does to its poor working class.
CAPT Brad (1739 D (B))
17 Mar 17 UTC
James the cut and paste was to put here the counter to the thought that the US can just walk away and nothing would happen. and that the burden of defense since WWII has been on the US
Hauta (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 UTC
Yan, America is way better than China, don't get me wrong. But the communist party in China is riding the proverbial tiger. One slip up and they could be toast. Their existential challenge though comes from within, not from abroad. They have lifted 100s of millions out of poverty and are having difficulty spreading prosperity to the hinterlands. Yet expectations of prosperity (and with it, democracy) only increase. This drives lack of regulation and leads to environmental catastrophe. Imo, they want lots of trade to build up their economy, not an unproductive war.
Hauta (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 UTC
Yan, so it's not that I like China. I just believe that they got bigger fish to fry than us.
Hauta (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 UTC
Brad, is it your contention that if America did not step in, that China would have actually invaded Taiwan? I confess, I don't know but maybe this was a "Hold me back -- please!" situation. You know, where they were glad that America held them back so they wouldn't have to go through with an invasion.
JamesYanik (329 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
@Hauta

they're liquidating money you know. look at them selling off our debt, they need cash for infrastructure. furthermore, the private companies are doing so poorly, the state let growth is looking comparatively better. this is not a country that's slowly building up with trade, this is a country on the brink of collapse

https://piie.com/blogs/china-economic-watch/resurgence-state-led-growth-china

this country is not happy with a Donald Trump presidency, and if he starts a trade war on the grounds they're destroying our businesses by exploiting humans and destroying nature; this could get ugly.

more and more controversies are also surround their GDP numbers, and I don't think we're looking at this picture the same way.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/sarahsu/2017/01/23/chinas-gdp-numbers-can-we-trust-the-data/#62ad23f36577

furthermore, I don't care about how much a country wants to "progress," freedom, rights, sovereignty... these are the things America holds dear. China wants to squash these in Taiwan
CAPT Brad (1739 D (B))
17 Mar 17 UTC
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Brad, is it your contention that if America did not step in, that China would have actually invaded Taiwan?

yes
JamesYanik (329 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/mfh.txt
CAPT Brad (1739 D (B))
17 Mar 17 UTC
If you want to know the particulars of the military budget:

https://www.defense.gov/News/Special-Reports/FY16-Budget
http://www.cfr.org/defense-budget/trends-us-military-spending/p28855

spending has actually been reducing up to now, with most increases due to spending on military medical care. that's what happens when the soldiers are not killed but wounded and need medical care.
Ogion (3961 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
@hauta. You should track Chinese investment. China is filling the vacuum left by the Us in Latin America and Africa in a big way. While we are wasting shitton a of money of a white elephant military of expensive toys to make men with small hands feel adequate, China is investing in business and technology and economic power. Guess who is going to win that contest?
fiedler (1293 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
Snort. This thread is just embarrassing.

What incredibly ignorant and obnoxious children.

But excellent cannon fodder! #bringbackthedraft
slypups (1015 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
Guess my skepticism about the military spend depends on what the spend is on. We could invest more R&D in cyberwarfare, but we don't need more tanks, airplanes, general machines of war, and foot troops, so hope that's not where the spending is going. Sad to see foreign aid and state department cuts proposed - that's a great formula for making the world a less safe place, by making people even unhappier and more eager to revolt and fight around the world - maybe that's why we need more military, to counteract the fights resulting from the cuts in foreign aid.
MajorMitchell (1009 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
Well I've never expected Trump to deliver any really significant benefits from his policies to the working poor of America, eg those struggling on minimum wages etc..as for the redneck dumbnuts who support Trump, he will screw them, lie to them and most of them will be worse off, but most will blame anyone but Trump..the only people to really benefit from Trump's policies will be his own small peer group, the extremely wealthy & selfish. He'll alienate wealthy enlightened types, highly skilled, intelligent types, but they're such a small group & able to protect themselves, they'll just work out ways to endure Trump maybe by finding comfortable refuge in other countries as an example. Good opportunities for European based corporations to do some "headhunting".


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Hauta (1223 D (S))
18 Mar 17 UTC
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Taxes on the rich are too low
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_tax_cuts
I've been bitching about America's high military spending compared to other countries, but as a % of GDP it has remained steady at approx 5%. Still high but...
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Djharkavy (75 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
American Empire 179318
American Empire
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (75 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
American Empire 179318
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (75 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
World game 170318

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Randomizer (106 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
Solving unemployment
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/us/white-irish-undocumented-trnd/index.html
Export those deadbeats to the US and then get the illegals to skip ahead of the line to become US citizens.
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tobyjoey (6 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
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World Diplomacy Map Alterations
Hello WebDiplomacy. I have a group of people are making a physical World Diplomacy map for a big event, but we have agreed the board has some problems. Most of the people weighing on this issue say they want to take away South Africa's unit in Antarctica and instead put it in Madagascar as a fleet. However, I am worried that, unless South Africa and Argentina actively worked to stop this, it would give Antarctica too many possibilities for expansion in its home continent.
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dobreni (715 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
game : starting in 15 min , one more needed pls
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194176
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
29 Dec 16 UTC
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Official Donation Drive and Future Plans
See inside for details.
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DemonOverlord (433 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
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Petition to ban Capt Brad from full press games
Hi everyone. I'm starting a petition to ban capt brad from full press games. I love capt brad as much as the next person, but I think he's harming the integrity (or something) of the non-password protected full press community. Not only is he in 47 games, but he doesn't send press. Someone pls stop this
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brainbomb (279 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
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Ketchup or Mustard
The federal government.
HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY FOOLZ
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ll667 (126 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
Join Mediterran Shift
You are invited
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yavuzovic (48 D)
11 Mar 17 UTC
In Holland.
What's happening? Can someone explain it?
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Limni (282 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
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Abusive PMs
Is it possible to block someone from sending you messages? There's a user who is sending abusive PMs to a few players who played a game with him a few weeks ago.

Not that I'm exactly getting upset about being called a colossal berk, but it's annoying when you think it might be a legitimate message each time
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Hauta (1223 D (S))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Tom Cotton (AR) to replace Paul Ryan?
Looks like Bannon is setting up Tom Cotton to replace Paul Ryan as speaker of the house. At least getting rid of Ryan is one part of #MAGA that I can get behind.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/cotton-ryan-obamacare-repeal-replace-236102
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Mar 17 UTC
Sovereign rights?
I know lots of Americans talk the talk when it cones to states rights. But how do you feel about treaties signed with Indian Tribes guarenteeing their sovereignty? (What rights should they have? Where do you draw the line? - when this is happening: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58c20238e4b0d1078ca597af )
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JamesYanik (329 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
Rachel Maddow has Trump's Tax Returns
I'm guessing an IRS leak? still, it's 9pm E.T. when America shall know
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stranger (660 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
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The new 1v1 games are ruining the game stats
Couldn't there be a possibility to make games even more unranked - meaning that the result wouldn't even appear on your game stats?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Mar 17 UTC
John Snow born on this day!
Maybe more sig ifigant than the Ide of March: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v495/n7440/full/495169a.html?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews
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Hellfire Missile (100 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
Fall of American Empire
Can a boat move from W coast to Los A?

Also for turns is it Spring, Aut, builds?
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WyattS14 (0 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Income inequality in the US
How could one argue that income inequality is a bad thing, without saying that the rich are too rich, or proposing a redistribution of wealth?
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bo_sox48 (4239 D Mod (G))
16 Mar 17 UTC
webDip Bracket
Anyone want to fill out a bracket? Picking Duke isn't allowed.
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